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of the tape in the united states there are people expressing rage, famous groups taking advantage of an opportunity to try to demonstrate against the united states and to take some fairly moderate governments that are opposed revolutionary in the middle east that want to work with the united states and try to shove them away from us. the worst reaction to this tragedy would be for us to pull away from the middle east. we need to engage the middle east. it is fashionable for people to say the united states doesn't have much influence. it is an excuse not to act. we have a lot of influence. but in any event we do have influence and there's no excuse not to use it to try to shape a better future. the real thing i am worried about in the middle east news what is going on in syria and has been going on for 18 months. it is a struggle that is becoming increasingly violent, increasingly sectarian, sunni against shi'ah and opening the door for al qaeda who loves to exploit chaos for its own agenda. it is now to the point where we have the risk of a sectarian war in syria that not only des
in riverside, california in 1908. american citizen. he was born in the united states and under the fourteenth amendment a citizen by birth. he went to hollywood high school. he was in the class of 1921 at hollywood high. u.n. to the frank williams trade school to be an auto mechanic. graduated in 1923 and opened the garage in hollywood. he liked model race cars and he loved photography. he was an amateur photographer. he developed an alias for himself that he is that times. his name was at the 11. he developed a french version of his name that he would use. you referred to himself as the air manbeau. >> the son the misspelling of the last name. he built a little for a with plywood in front of the door and artistically across this entryway is the name pierre manbeaux. he was a bit of a character. this is his family. in the middle is two older folks on the middle. his father in law, and next to him his wife, and his mother-in-law. they were both immigrants from japan. he was a mechanical draftsman but did a number of different jobs when he came to the united states and took up farming in the mi
a second obama term and how the united states -- thanks. >> brief word on that. iran policy is going to be close to the center of this but let me make a more specific answer with the matter todd raised. missile defense. the obama administration would be interested in finding a way to smooth relations with russia over subsequent stages to european missile defense architecture. i don't know if president obama could just give vladimir putin a veto. i also don't think he is going to feel a hypothetical plan for 2018 developed a couple years ago needs to be seen and set in stone where governor romney because of his strong views towards russia would see it as a way to establish in backing off on the campaign trail even if language about russia and the top geostrategic threat was overstated and not something he chose for the convention speech but made it pretty clear in that speech that he does see the need to stand up to russia and european missile defense is an important case in point. the other thing i will mention is on strategic nuclear arms control. of the three people i have been men
the united states secretary of the treasury -- secretary of education arne duncan. [applause] >> thank you for that kind introduction. i don't want the treasury. i will keep my remarks brief and have a conversation with you. it is focused on education and there's nothing more important to be engaged in. lots of hard work ahead of us. i do believe collectively we have a chance to break through in a fundamental way. a snapshot of where we are and trying to go and what the next steps are. a couple numbers caught me. keep me up every single night. 25% dropout rate in this country. that is a million kids -- no good jobs out there for them. many in the african and latino community, 60% and we are devastating not just families but we fundamentally challenge that. we used to lead the world in college graduation rates. 13 countries have passed us by and we wonder why we are struggling economically. i continue to think about the skills gap at high unemployment rates and as many as two million high skilled jobs we can fill. we in education have to look in the mirror and ask what we doing to close the
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